Post 178 Members Invited to Welcome Home Opening Ceremonies at The Wall That Heals — LOCATION CHANGE

Post 178 Members Invited to Welcome Home Opening Ceremonies at The Wall That Heals — LOCATION CHANGE

Post 178 members are invited to attend the Welcome Home Opening Ceremonies on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at 7:00PM at Warren Sports Complex, 7599 Eldorado Pkwy Frisco, TX 75034 .  Plan to arrive a few minutes early to secure parking and your reserved seats.


  • Keynote Speaker will be Major General James Livingston, Medal of Honor, USMC, (RET)
  • Traditional Vietnamese Lion/Dragon Dance
  • Candlelight Remembrance
  • TAPS on Bagpipes at Sunset (8 & 12pm)
  • A Military Inspired Drone Show (8:30pm)


Military Treasures Located in North Texas

Military Treasures Located in North Texas

Curator Mark Witham (second from the left) escorted Larry Wilhelm, Terry Gilbert, and Ed Reed for a two-hour tour of the collection.

The Military Heritage Collection of North Texas is located Just a few miles southeast of Nevada, Texas (2021 population 1,331).  Its multitude of military treasures are housed in numerous buildings at 20798 County Road 590, Nevada, TX 75173.

The collection includes an array of military vehicles, many of which operate, including troop carriers, tanks, Humvees, and motorcycles. Also included is a diverse collection of military uniforms spanning from WWI to the current day and an extensive collection of original artworks from many notable artists.

The collection curator, Mark Witham, oversees collections by managing the acquisition, preservation, and display of the artifacts. Mark began the collection more than ten years ago through various means, including government surplus purchases, contributions from contacts throughout the world, and simply donations through word of mouth.

For more information regarding tours and hours of operations, visit



May 1 – 5
Grand Park
7275 Dallas Pkwy
Frisco, TX 75034
(SW Corner North Tollway & Cotton Gin Rd)

Please help welcome The Wall That Heals to Frisco by volunteering to honor all who have served.

Set-up is April 30, from 2:00pm – 8:00pm and Take-down is on May 5, from 2:00pm – 8:00pm.

Volunteer training will take place on Wednesday, May 1 at 6 PM. Attendance is strongly encouraged. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your shift start time. All volunteers must be prepared for weather conditions. This event will take place RAIN or SHINE.

This exhibit is open 24 hours. Please use the link below to CAREFULLY review the available slots and click on the button to sign up.  Thank you!

Frisco City Council Plans National Vietnam Veterans Day Proclamation

Frisco City Council Plans National Vietnam Veterans Day Proclamation

At its upcoming Tuesday, March 19, 2024, meeting, the Frisco City Council will thank and honor Vietnam Veterans and their families by proclamation. The recognition will be held in Council Chambers at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd, Frisco, Texas 75034. Please arrive by 6:30pm.

The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 was signed into law by 45th U.S. President Donald J. Trump, designating every March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. This special day joins six other military-centric annual observances, among them Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Veterans Day.

March 29 was a fitting choice for a day honoring Vietnam Veterans. It was chosen to be observed in perpetuity as March 29, 1973, was the day United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam was disestablished, and the day the last U.S. combat troops departed Vietnam.  In addition, on and around this same day, Hanoi released the last of its acknowledged prisoners of war.

Note that no distinction exists between veterans who served in-country, in-theater, or who were stationed elsewhere during the Vietnam War. All were called to serve, and none could self-determine where they would serve.

The VA estimates that today there are more than 7 million U.S. Vietnam veterans living in America and abroad, along with 10 million families of those who served during this timeframe.

Vietnam veterans make up more than 50% of the more than 425 members of American Legion Post 178.



DAV and Recruit Military will present an in-person job fair for all veterans in the Dallas, TX area on Thursday, November 16, 2023, from 11AM to 3PM at the AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX 76011.

  • Connect directly with employers from various industries.
  • Fast turn-around time from interview to hiring.
  • Fast & easy way to learn about jobs open NOW for the military community.

This is a hiring event exclusively for U.S. military veterans. This includes:

  • Personnel who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life
  • Veterans who already have civilian work experience
  • Members of the National Guard and Reserves, and their spouses

Register and learn more here: